Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled,
The tyrannical city!

King James Version

Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

Holman Bible

Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled,
the oppressive city!

International Standard Version

Woe to this filthy, polluted, and oppressive city!

A Conservative Version

Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, to the oppressing city!

American Standard Version

Woe to her that is rebellious and polluted! to the oppressing city!


Woe (judgment is coming) to her who is rebellious and defiled,
The tyrannical city [Jerusalem]!

Bible in Basic English

Sorrow to her who is uncontrolled and unclean, the cruel town!

Darby Translation

Woe to her that is rebellious and corrupted, to the oppressing city!

Julia Smith Translation

Wo! to the wonderful and oppressing city being redeemed.

King James 2000

Woe to her that is rebellious and defiled, to the oppressing city!

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe [to you], O rebellious and defiled one! The oppressing city!

Modern King James verseion

Woe to her rebelling and becoming defiled, to the oppressing city!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe to the abominable, filthy and cruel city:

NET Bible

The filthy, stained city is as good as dead; the city filled with oppressors is finished!

New Heart English Bible

Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, the oppressing city.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas for her that is rebellious, and polluted, the city that oppresseth!


Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

World English Bible

Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, the oppressing city!

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to the rebellious and polluted, The oppressing city!


Root Form
woe, Ah, Ho, O, Alas
Usage: 50

to her that is filthy
Usage: 1

and polluted
Usage: 11

to the oppressing
Usage: 19






Context Readings

Judgment Of Jerusalem And The Nations

1 Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled,
The tyrannical city!
2 She heeded no voice,
She accepted no instruction.
She did not trust in the Lord,
She did not draw near to her God.

Cross References

Jeremiah 6:6

For thus says the Lord of hosts,
Cut down her trees
And cast up a siege against Jerusalem.
This is the city to be punished,
In whose midst there is only oppression.

Leviticus 1:16

He shall also take away its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar eastward, to the place of the ashes.

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel
And the men of Judah His delightful plant.
Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed;
For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel,
Since you have rejected this word
And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them,

Isaiah 59:13

Transgressing and denying the Lord,
And turning away from our God,
Speaking oppression and revolt,
Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words.

Jeremiah 22:17

“But your eyes and your heart
Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain,
And on shedding innocent blood
And on practicing oppression and extortion.”

Ezekiel 22:7

They have treated father and mother lightly within you. The alien they have oppressed in your midst; the fatherless and the widow they have wronged in you.

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice.

Ezekiel 23:30

These things will be done to you because you have played the harlot with the nations, because you have defiled yourself with their idols.

Amos 3:9

Proclaim on the citadels in Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, “Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria and see the great tumults within her and the oppressions in her midst.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria,
Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy,
Who say to your husbands, “Bring now, that we may drink!”

Micah 2:2

They covet fields and then seize them,
And houses, and take them away.
They rob a man and his house,
A man and his inheritance.

Zechariah 7:10

and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.’

Malachi 3:5

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me,” says the Lord of hosts.

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